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>>> the strong reaction to james holmes appearance before a judge. >>> i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. >> for the first time the world sees the man accused of the worst mass shooting in u.s. history. teresa garcia reports for wjz. james holmes physical appearance disturbs some victims in the court. >> james holmes had brightly died hair and appeared to be daze for his first court appearance. >> you have a right to remain silent. >> the suspected gunman refused to look at the judge while he was read his rights. several times it looked like the 24-year-old was nodding off. >> you're currently being held on a no bond hold. >> prosecutors said they didn't know whether holmes was on medication. >> there's no such thing as a slam dunk case. it is a case where we will -- we're still looking at the enormous amount of evidence. >> the district attorney said her office will consider pursuing the death penalty and consult with the families of the victims before making that decision. >> if the death penalty is brought, that's a long process that impacts their lives for years. . >> family
for wjz. suspect james holmes sent a package, allegedly detailing his plans to kill. >> reporter: the university of colorado denver medical school is disputing reports that a package, allegedly sent by james holmes to a professor, sat in the school's mailroom, untouched, days ahead of last friday's shooting n. a statement, the school confirmed that it received a suspicious package. but that it arrived on monday. and that it was, quote, immediately investigated and turned over to authorities within hours of delivery. the building was evacuated while the aurora bomb squad dispatched a robot to screen the package. sources say the package contained handwritten papers that holmes addressed to one of his instructors who is also a psychiatrist. in the documents, they say holmes talked about shooting people and even included crude drawings ever a gunman and his victims. >> came here, like they have a super power. >> reporter: video shows holmes before the shooting, giving a presentation at a science camp. aurora officials are under a strict gag order, unable to share information about ho
holmes, was arrested without incident in the parking lot of the theater. stay with wjz for the latest. we'll have the latest at 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00. make sure you stay tuned tonight at 8:00 with a special edition of 48 hours with scott pelley to anchor the cbs evening news. >>> in other news, a weather watch is in effect in baltimore. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. tim williams is monitoring but first, bob turk with the first warning weather radar. bob? >> reporter: we have some light rain in the region. it's primary through during the afternoon and evening hours. there are heavier showers in far western maryland in allegheny county, in northwestern cumberland. there's brief downpours. the rest of the region is light rain but because of the threat of later tonight. there could be heavier showers that would cause minor flash flooding. as far as the rainfall amounts, boy, tim has them. some are extremely impressive. >> we're going to go back to storms that hit extreme flooding. our first warning weather coverage continues with mike schuh. >> reporter: with the city coun
: james holmes stared straight ahead as prosecutors charged him with 24 counts of murder. >>> the courtroom was packed with family members members still recovering from wounds. holmes opened fire inside a colorado movie theatre, murdering 12 people and wounding 58 others. people at the hearing say the 24-year-old appeared subdued at times dazed and still has the orange dyed hair seen during his first court appearance last week. holmes spoke just once saying yes when the judge asked him if he understood the charges he was charged with two counts for each victim and charged with possession of explosives after police spent a number of days, dismantling devices at his booby trapped apartment. the defense wants anything the client gave to his doctor kept out of evidence. they believe home's attorney will pursue an insanity defense. mary ellen's niece was paralyzed in the attack and lost her baby over the weekend. >> it was important to come to see him. >> reporter: holmes is scheduled to be back in court over the weekend. >>> the judge in the case has placed a gag order on the
enforcement was quoted as saying holmes sent it to the university of colorado psychitree, but it sat -- psychiatry, but it sat unopened in the mailroom. >> they can take ballistics evidence that will show them the trajectory of the bullets. >> reporter: police are expected to return control of the theater to its owners on wednesday. for now, it remains an active crime scene. in aurora, colorado, teresa garcia, wjz eyewitness news. >> holmes' neighbors were hoping to return to their apartments today. but investigators are still processing evidence inside his apartment. stay with wjz for complete coverage of the aurora tragedy. for the latest on the investigation and the victims, log onto wjz.com. >>> a swim to cool off in the heat turns deadly in laurel. monique griego is live with more on the victim. monique. >> 21-year-old khalif richardson was pulled from a pond last night. emergency crews were called to an apartment complex on old stagecoach road, just before 9:00. a rescue boat and divers then entered the waters to search for a missing swimmer. they then used infrared equipment.
to be allowed into the theater. they also want access into the apartment of the suspect, james holmes. the government also wants a psychiatric evaluation of holmes. >> the first funerals will begin this week. but in the midst of all of the sadness in aurora, there is also good news. >> reporter: katie medley gave birth this morning to a son named hugo. her husband, caleb, was shot in the eye, and is being treated in the same hospital. >> he will close his hands, heel will squeeze, and he's given a thumbs up. he is going to fight through this so he can be with his newborn son as much as possible. >> reporter: the immediatelies do not have medical insurance. and the families have been told that their bills could reach up to $2 million. they have set up a website to raise money. >> he needs to get better. because he needs to be a dad. [ crying ] >> reporter: more than $70,000 has been raised so far. and updates on caleb's condition are being posted on facebook. in colorado, teresa garcia, wjz eyewitness news. >> 15 remain hospitalized, five in critical condition. >>> arounderson -- ander
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